Thursday, 23 March 2017

Tree-Climbing Crab Fits Nicely into the Creation Model But Is a Big Surprise for Darwinists

It looks like a crab but it climbs trees. Image courtesy of Dr. Peter K. L. Ng;Creative Commons(CC-BY 4.0).

Joel Kontinen

The Genesis kinds can vary more than we might expect. We would tend to believe that crabs live near the beach and burrow tunnels in the sand.

However, that is not the whole story. Recently, researchers found a new species called Haberma tingkok that likes to climb trees.

An article posted on Science Daily introduces this bizarre creature:

Among the crab's characteristic traits are squarish predominantly dark brown carapace, very long legs and orange chelipeds. The species is less than a centimetre long, with the studied specimens measuring between 8 and 9 millimetres, irrespective of their sex. However, the chelipeds of the males appear stout, while in females they are distinctly more slender.

The scientists who found the new species (Haberma tingkok), Dr. Stefano Cannicci, the Swire Institute of Marine Science at the University of Hong Kong, and Dr. Peter Ng, National University of Singapore, have placed the new species in a small genus, which now contains merely three species …

The discovery of the tiny crustacean once again proves how little is known about the diversity of these crabs in Hong Kong

Haberma tingkok is not the only crab that climbs trees. The enormous coconut crab does so also.

Some crabs are blind and live in caves.

Still, they are all crabs. Like other animals, crabs were created according to its /their kind. Thus a crab will never evolve into a non-crab.


Pensoft Publishers. 2017. New species of terrestrial crab found climbing on trees in Hong Kong. Science Daily (21 March).